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Fans of Daniel James Brown’s New York Times bestseller, The Boys in the Boat, now have a unique opportunity to get an inside look at the Washington Rowing boathouse and the team that is the legacy of the famed 1936 crew. The tour will include...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3896 Walla Walla Road Seattle WA 98195, Entry way of Conibear Shellhouse in University of Washington campus, Seattle, WA 98195-0001
This will be a day I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Most of the people on this tour have read “Boys in the Boat” and want to see and experience more of crew. The guide is excellent, a graduate of the program and...More
Wonderful location for something different to do! The next time I have out-of-town guests, I will definitely consider taking them on this tour. Most of the tour is indoors so you don't have to worry about the weather. Lucky for us it was a gorgeous...More
Melanie is a wonderful, passionate and knowledgeable tour guide; it helps that she is also a UW crew alum. The tour can take up to two hours, and covers among other topics, the rowing history of UW. Very informative and highly recommended.
The tour included an explanation of the sport of rowing and a tour of the current, modern shellhouse with its boats, training facilities, and memorabilia of the proud history of the UW crew, especially the 1936 crew that won gold at the Berlin Olympics. It...More
Toured the new crew building and saw new shells and new training equipment with explanations from the inspiring and informative Melanie of the 2016 UW Women's Varsity 8. But there is a beauty and wonder seeing the craftsmanship of the George Pocock 1936 Olympic winning...More
Melanie is a fantastic tour guide and is obviously passionate about rowing and the rowing history at the UW. We learned a lot about the sport of rowing, and interesting information about the boys of 1936. Very cool to see the Husky Clipper, the gold...More
Melanie combined the history of the boys with the history of rowing at UW and her own experiences on the team. I loved the book and the tour just topped it all off! Highly recommend it especially if you enjoyed the book.
I was unexplicably drawn to rowing, so rowed recreationally in the seattle area and then read the “boys in the boat” book. I had to step away because of an unrelated injury and Melanie’s tour reminded me of all the reasons why I miss rowing...More
As fans of the book this tour far exceeded our expectations. The tour guide Melanie is passionate about this story and rowing. Her stories added to the narrative of a great novel! Listening to her talk about “swing”, Pocock wisdom, being part of a team...More
My husband and I both read the book and we're delighted to find a guided tour. Very special to see "the boat" and to stand in the loft where it was made. A must do for anyone who has read the book. Thanks for the...More
Their website (sorry, Trip Advisor won't let me put the link in my answer - look at the listing again and you will see a link to the website in the upper right area) indicates every weekend. You can also buy tickets through... More
Their website (sorry, Trip Advisor won't let me put the link in my answer - look at the listing again and you will see a link to the website in the upper right area) indicates every weekend. You can also buy tickets through the website.